Honor Turns to Former Lyft Executive for Hiring Help as Company Expands to Midwest

Technology-enabled home care services company Honor has turned to a former Lyft executive for help beefing up its caregiver recruitment and retention efforts. The infusion of leadership talent comes as the San Francisco-based Honor expands into America’s Heartland. Founded in 2014, Honor partners with home care agencies and other senior care providers by taking over […]

Amedisys ‘Will Buy Opportunistically’ in Home Health Market After PDGM Plays Out

Like so many others in the industry, the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) remains top of mind for Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based home health giant Amedisys Inc. (Nasdaq: AMED). Unsurprisingly, navigating the payment overhaul remains one of the company’s biggest priorities moving forward into 2020. Building out its hospice business and expanding its personal care network with […]

Fresh Off Latest Home Care Deal, Alpine Investors Hoping to Become ‘Anti-Private Equity Firm’

In the past couple of years, several private equity firms have been making strategic pushes to establish themselves as major players in the in-home care space. That list is headlined by Alpine Investors, which wrapped up its most recent home care investment earlier this month. Founded in 2001, San Francisco-based Alpine Investors is a PE […]

Consumer Awareness, Cost Perception Remain Top Challenges for Home Care Industry

Consumer awareness and perceptions regarding the cost of service remain significant challenges for the U.S. home care industry, despite the fact business boomed in 2019. For providers, that means targeted education and outreach need to be priorities moving forward. Historically, word of mouth has largely fueled the utilization of home care services among the general […]

How To Tackle The Caregiver Crisis — Once And For All

More than 15 million U.S. adults require some degree of personal care, whether it’s from a friend, family member or paid caregiver. But factors such as the worsening caregiver shortage and the fragmentation of services are making formalized care harder to receive.  That’s according to a new report from New York-based direct care workforce advocacy […]

In-Home Care Costs Rising Faster Than Any Other Long-Term Care Setting

Home-based care is often lauded as an affordable — and preferable — alternative to skilled nursing care. But that characterization could be changing, as in-home care costs are skyrocketing to become more expensive than ever. That’s according to the latest annual Genworth Cost of Care Survey released Wednesday. The survey tracks the cost of various […]

Top Roadblocks Impeding Home Care Providers’ Ability to Coordinate Services

As the health care system continues to move toward a value-based model, at-home care providers are eager to show their worth. Many hope to do that in part by coordinating with clinical and community partners to deliver holistic care and improved patient outcomes. But despite those ambitions, care coordination is easier said than done. “Projects […]

Crisis Averted: Court Strikes Down Rate Changes Set to Compound Caregiver Shortage

Regulatory changes that threatened to compound the caregiver crisis in one state have been reversed, after a judge declared them “null and void.” The news comes more than a month after a new rate structure took effect to govern the Consumer-Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) in New York. CDPAP allows seniors and people with disabilities […]